A group of residents in the Alton School District opposing what they called a "backdoor referendum" have fallen short of their goal of placing the measure on the ballot. With about a month to work with, the citizens collected a little over 500 names, but needed more than 3,200.
Alton School District Director of Finance Chris Norman tells The Big Z the petitions were presented during the public hearing portion of this week's meeting concerning the board's intent to sell $8.725-million in working cash bonds.
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Ed Kreitner is a property owner and one of the residents that circulated petitions. He tells The Big Z he is going to regroup and mount an education campaign.
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Krietner says he believes the people should have a right to vote on these issues.